Monday, 11 July 2011

Monday Menu Plan: Week Beginning 11 July

My last days before Uni starts this morning have been perfect.  An afternoon with a friend.  A Sunday relaxing at home.  A Saturday afternoon excursion to see some snow.  We headed out through Warburton for an afternoon drive and found enough snow for the kids to play in at a little place called Matlock.  There's a public toilet and eating shelter there.  And snow.  That's it!  We had afternoon tea.  The kids played.  And we had dinner at a little pub on the way home.  Great meals for very reasonable prices.  It didn't cost all that much more than a take-away meal!

After all that enjoyment and toe-pinching cold it's back to the realities of the week.  For me, that means Uni will be available within the next 10 minutes and the kids will be pestering for things like computer and playstation time.  For me...that might mean they should be tidying up the messes they call bedrooms.  I also need to try and get all the dusting and vacuuming finished and the mopping done between studying and spending time with the kids.  All of a sudden my week feels....full.  And rushed.  A normal week, or course, also includes lots of yummy meals.

Monday:  Crockpot pot roast, vegies
Tuesday:  Rissoles, vegies
Wednesday:  Chicken wraps 
Thursday:  African Drumsticks, vegies
Friday:  Chinese corn soup, yum cha morsels
Saturday:  Roast chicken, vegies
Sunday:  Gnocchi with roasted tomato sauce

As you can see, someone else has posted Nigella's African Drumstick recipe so now you can all have a go at it too.  I have to say, it's one of my favourite ways to have chicken.  Then again, I have lots of favourite ways!!

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